6-Minute Tabata Workout That Gets Results

Why don’t you exercise more often? When people are asked this question, the same reason seems to come up over and over: “I just don’t have time.” And this likely feels very true — chances are your schedule is jam-packed most days.

But, you don’t need much time to squeeze an effective workout into your daily routine. Maybe you saw our four-minute workout or this two-exercise full-body routine that are intended specifically for people who are too busy to exercise? Both were based on the inspiring #wycwyc (pronounced ‘wik-wik’) hashtag that stands for “what you can, when you can.” #wycwyc is our reminder that every little bit of exercise counts, even if it’s in your living room and even if it lasts just a few minutes!

Here’s another workout for you to try. This one is based on the tabata-training principle that uses quick, high-intensity bursts of exercise to get you great results in less time. Here is a quick outline of the workout, and a video tutorial on how to do it. All you need is a watch or a clock!

Perform each exercise for 20 seconds, then take a 10-second break before moving on to the next exercise. Perform each tabata three times (three minutes each).

Tabata 1:

Fast-paced squats (or squat jumps)

Heel touches

Tabata 2:

Alternating lunges (or jumping lunges)

Extended plank

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